Pictures Of Things + Le Love List :: 8/52

February 26th, 2017 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

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This week. This week started out hard, and then got harder. This week started out full, and then got fuller! This week was just plain exhausting. And full of changes — the big, sweeping, unexpected, life-altering kinds. But I feel like I’ve been writing about those kinds of changes a lot lately.

Live big or bust, right?

Here’s what the week looked like:


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We had a huge winter storm here last weekend, so windy and wild that it felled a fully mature eucalyptus tree in a nearby park.


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Which made for a perfect impromptu playground.


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I am a noodle slut, for reals.


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His very favorite place to be, when I’m puttering around the house doing chores.


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Coffee dates and chess lessons.


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♥ I mean my gosh that face! ♥


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Met this beautiful little spirit while taking a guided tour with an ethnobotanist who taught us about how the Native People (Chumash tribe) from our area used the local plants culturally, culinarily, and medicinally. It was amazing!


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Post card writing with his grand-godmother. (“Dear Trump, Please stop immigration ban. Love, Waits”).


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Adventuring, always.


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“Oh mom, you can eat this plant! Definitely, I learned it in outdoor school. It’s totally edible.” Om nom nom . . . (he was right, it was chickweed).


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And this incredibly spirit! This is Athena. She was hit by a car and suffered a head injury, and is no longer able to live in the wild. But that’s okay — the wonderful people at The Natural History Museum take real good care of her. ♥

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And now, it’s time for the one, the only, Le Love List!

This week was my monthly meeting at the Santa Barbara chapter of SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice) and I can’t even tell you how happy it made me. If you are one of those people (there are many) who feels like you are devastated by our current political situation, and you desperately want to DO something, but you just don’t know what — PLEASE look for a local chapter of SURJ in your area. This is the best, most organized, most goal- and action-oriented social justice organization I have ever belonged to, and it is amazing and it fills me with love and gratitude being surrounded by so many dedicated, motivated, and enthusiastic activists of all ages and backgrounds. It’s amazing. DO IT!!! // Waits has terrible poison oak and is itching like a fiend. But he insists that my homemade calendula salve works way better than Neosporin, so that’s awesome. // My current hair color. Feeling it. // Driving to work at the wine bar, and seeing my godbrother leading an ecstatic dance group in the park . // Vegan ranch dressing. // Feeling like I have so many amazing friends. // A week from today we’re going to be at Disneyland!!! So excited. // Lazy mornings in bed with Jeremy. Also avocado toast. // Getting so much love at Five & 1/4. Feeling the small business community that we’ve built and the vegan community that we’ve built and the weird wine community that we’ve built, and feeling so grateful for all of it. Life is so strange and it snags and it slips and then it catapults you in directions you could have never imagined, and I learned long ago to not fight it, to try and just hold on tight and enjoy the ride. So I’m holding on tight for now, and feeling the love and enjoying the wild ride.

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Alright guys, now it’s your turn! I really love reading your own Le Love Lists, so please leave them down in the comments below. What are the little things in your life that make you smile this week?

Happy Sunday, I hope you have a most wonderful week!

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